Last week, I attended a blogger event like none other. The moment I saw the email invite from Rain, I was like YES! I have loved Rain for years (their Wild Cotton range is amazeballs!), so it is super exciting to be more involved with their brand. The event was held in Platbos Forest, and getting there was quite the adventurous roadtrip! I got a lift with Lauren, together with Charlene and Lisa-Jade - who made it a very entertaining trip. After our long trek, we were welcomed to the forest.
If you are unfamiliar with Rain, there are a few things you need to know. Importantly, they are nature-friendly and cruelty-free. Their products don't contain any nasty chemicals. They are a very people-centralled company: their products are lovingly handmade, the beautiful packaging is hand crafted, and they support local traders. What sets them apart is how they are uniquely and proudly Africa. You can read all about their promises here.
Melissa Krige, the custodian of the Platbos Forest, started our day off with a tour of the forest, where she showed us some of the ancient trees found in Platbos. She also taught us a bit about what makes Platbos Forest so unique and special. You can read a bit more about the botanical mystery on their website. Melissa is also the creator of African Tree Mists - a range of tree essences blended with essential oils - sold by Rain. She shared with us the philosophy behind these mists and their therapeutic effects.
We had a lovely time chatting with Ronel from Rain, as she shared stories about the company and the people involved. Ronel is an amazing speaker and had us all enthralled with her stories - it is unbelievably amazing to hear about the love and passion Rain has for their products, their mission and their consumers. She also shared with us what their various spa treatments involve - I felt so relaxed just hearing about them, so I can't wait to go give the spa a visit! You can go find out about the Rain Spa here - how amazing does it all sound? I think first up I would love to try the Elephant Walk treatment!
We were also introduced to Rain's new book, sharing all their hand-earned knowledge on natural soap-making, which should be in stores soon. As an additional bonus, the lovely ladies from the Rain Spa treated us to massages - can I just say, AMAZING! I've never had a massage that left me as relaxed before (and the perpetual knots in my neck and shoulders are finally gone!)
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this day, especially Tanya and Ronel from Rain, and Melissa. I am proud to be a Rain Rainger :)
All photos courtesy of Rain.